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security correspondent jennifer griffin reports the soldiers still on the ground may not have noticed much of a change. >> two u.s. soldiers were killed in northern iraq today by a gunman wearing an iraqi military. just another example of combat in iraq is far from over. in downtown baghdad on sunday, when six suicide bombers burst in iraqi army headquarters killing 12, wounding 36. two u.s. soldiers took part in the combat helping to kill the attackers. >> tonight, i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. operation iraqi freedom is over. the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> the president stopped short of saying mission accomplished in the oval office last tuesday. the promise to end combat operations was one made on the campaign trail. reiterated in front of marines at camp lejeune, north carolina, a month after he took office. >> let me say this as plainly as i can. by august 31, 2010, our combat mission in iraq will end. >> two months before the mid-term election. >> august 31 was fairly arbitrary. the idea was it
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